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Blakley, Swanner lead Skins to win over Black Mountain

The Cumberland Redskins bounced back from their first loss of the season to win 47-21 on Thursday at Black Mountain in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action. Seventh-graders Brayden Blakley and Jonah Swanner led the 6-1 Redskins with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Hayden Jones scored four points to lead Black Mountain.

Jacob Clark hit two free throws in the closing seconds of overtime to lift Black Mountain to a 37-35 win in the fifth- and sixth-grade game. Reggie Cottrell led the Tigers with 23 points.

Darius Akal scored 14 points to pace the Redskins.

Black Mountain plays at Wallins on Tuesday. Cumberland travels to James A. Cawood on Jan. 2.

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Cumberland (47) — Brayden Blakley 14, Jonah Swanner 12, Johann Gist 7, Jaedyn Gist 4, Justin Moyers 4, Jared Carrubba 3, Matthew Yeary 2, Donovan Simmons 1.

Black Mountain (21) — Hayden Jones 4, Jeffrey Stewart 3, Riley Mefford 3, Bruce Burgan 3, Zach Burgan 2, Evan Humfleet 2, Landon Perkins 2, Dylan Middleton 2.

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Black Mountain (37) — Reggie Cottrell 23, Drake Harris 8, Bradley Kelly 2, Jeremiah Madden 2, Jacob Clark 2.

Cumberland (35) — Darius Akal 14, Dionte Long 9, Hunter Cornett 6, Nazareth Sanchez 2, Tyler Lunsford 2, Liam Garland 2.

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Huff scores 34 points as Dragons win at Stinnett

Jackson Huff poured in 30 of his 34 points in the second half as Harlan won 74-70 at Stinnett in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Cade Middleton added 13 points and Trent Noah contributed 11 points. Huff led the 10-6 Dragons in rebounds with 15.

Dalton Asher led Stinnett with 27 points.

Harlan won 49-19 in fifth- and sixth-grade action.

Maddox Huff scored 16 and Trent Noah added 15 for the 13-0 Dragons. Nate Montanaro scored six, followed by Will Cassim and Cameron Gray with four each and Jackson Luttrell and Matthew Nunez with two each.

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Harlan (74) – Jackson Huff 34; Cade Middleton 13; Trent Noah 11; Kaleb Mclendon 8; Maddox Huff 6; Evan Browning 2.

Stinnett (70) – Asher 27; Johnson 12; Banks 12; Meyers 11; Pugh 8.

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Ward scores 21 as Evarts edges JACES in overtime

Jayden Ward scored 21 points and John Long added 10 as Evarts defeated visiting James A. Cawood 49-42 in overtime in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Cameron Lester poured in 29 points for the Trojans.

Dion Brown scored 20 points and Matt Long chipped in with 10 as Evarts won 48-38 in fifth- and sixth-grade action.

James McMillian led JACES with 23 points. Landon Brock scored 13.

Evarts won 2-0 in the fourth-grade game as Hayston Bennett scored the only two points.

Evarts plays at Green Hills on Tuesday. James A. Cawood will travel to Cawood on Tuesday.

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Evarts (49) — Jayden Ward 21, John Long 10, Triston Cochran 6, Austin Tindell 6, Chase Sizemore 4, Zach Potter 2.

James A. Cawood (42) — Cameron Lester 29, Nathan Daniels 5, Triston Cooper 4, Josh Collett 4.

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Evarts (48) — Dion Brown 20, Matt Long 10, Terrin Bennett 7, Grayson Grills 6, Drew Freeman 2, Landon Brock 2, Ashton Sizemore 1.

James A. Cawood (38) — James McMillian 23, Landon Brock 13, David Farley 2.

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Collins powers Comets to win over Green Hills

Jacob Collins poured in 13 points as Cawood (4-2) overpowered Green Hills 45-7 on Thursday in fifth- and sixth-grade basketball action.

Keithan Shepherd led Green Hills with five points.

No information was provided on the seventh- and eighth-grade game.

Cawood returns to action Tuesday against JACES. Green Hills plays host to Evarts on Tuesday.

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Cawood (45) — Jared Rhymer 6, Jake Brewer 2, Jacob Collins 13, Matt Daniel 2, Ethan Rhymer 7, Daniel Noe 4, Gage Peck 1, Adam Grubbs 2, Braden Smith 8.

Green Hills (7) — Keithan Shepherd 5, Scott Merrill 2.